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Report: Andreas Christensen offered long-term Chelsea deal, and a two-year loan to Gladbach

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Thanks to Twitter, we're hearing that something's afoot in the state of Denmark.  No, it's not rotten.  In fact, quite the opposite.

As far as I know, BT is considered more of a tabloid than a newspaper, so perhaps that casts some doubt on this rumor.  BT also cites unnamed English sources for the portion of the story which claims that we're about to offer Andreas Christensen a new long-term deal.  Though a new deal should be imminent, seeing as how the 19-year-old's current contract is set to expire next summer.  Should Christensen be willing — his (and his father's) relationship with Chelsea didn't seem to be the best last summer — the new deal should be a formality.  There's an interesting sidenote in the BT story, which says that Christensen switched representation midway through the year and now shares an agent with John Terry, who's also taken the young defender under his wings.  The captain doing more captain-y things!

As far as next season for the center back, (and right back, and defensive midfielder, even), BT claims that Borussia Mönchengladbach are in the picture as a potential loan destination.  And not just any loan, a two-year loan!  Gladbach appreciated the last person we sent there on loan so much that they signed him permanently — how's life, Thorgan? — so they're probably more than happy to entertain similar prospects with the promising defender.  And apparently it's all part of some plan that Jose Mourinho has for him.

Christensen made three first-team appearances last season, and a few more for the youth sides.  Now that he counts as homegrown (three consecutive years at Chelsea), he needs to ensure that he gets a bit more playing time next season.  A loan sounds more than reasonable.